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The symbol shows the location of the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter which serves 24,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Selkirk transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)522mDTG-310,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)522mDTG-310,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 35 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)522mDTG-610,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Selkirk transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km west-northwest (291°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 75km south (187°)
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

Are there any self-help relays?

SourhopeActive deflectorNr Yetholm6 homes

How will the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20082008-132013-182013-1714 Aug 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C13ITVwaves
C32BBCA
C33SDN
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C36ArqA
C48ArqB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C52tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C53tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Nov 08 and 20 Nov 08.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 50kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-12.2dB) 3kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 500W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Selkirk transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

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Friday, 17 September 2021
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10:47 AM

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Selkirk transmitter - Selkirk transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/09/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Selkirk transmitter - Selkirk transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/09/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Selkirk transmitter - Selkirk transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/10/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Saturday, 6 August 2022
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Keith Tait
1:46 PM
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Lochpark road Hawick TD9 9HZ. I am a retired electronics engineer with experience in large tv distribution systems in 2 hospitals and many home instalations both analogue and digital but have not had this problem before .... which happens to be my own home !
The aerial is outside and what would seem correctly aligned on Selkirk, it had a mast head amp with 3 way splitter at ground level which was very rusty inside so I replaced it as high as I could and fed the downlead to a D/A under the floor at the same time replacing old coax cables. The problem seems to affect the HD channels more than the standard channels and also a few of the minority channels, the field strength is excellent and stable while the bit error rate is mostly good but does dip and dive a lot and at times it dips off the lower end of the scale momentarily at which point you get the "no signal" on the tv , I still have my Horizon field strength meter from my working days and this confirms the indication viewed on the on screen tv display, I have tried the usual stuff like attenuation to avoid too high a signal strength but the problem is the same. This is a first for me to have a good field strength but a BER which is very unstable. Do you think this could be some sort of interference signal or is it likely to be the aerial itself ? or some other, though I understand that neighbors dont have the problem . I would be interested to hear any comments from the experts, thank you

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4:20 PM

Keith Tait:

Hi. That does sound rather like the problem is probably "Tropospheric Ducting" As the CCI increases, (could be Europe or the UK). the BER increases to the point where the set can't tell if it's a signal and thinks it's noise so the strength goes to zero.
This type of problem doesn't always affect all muxes the same at any given instant and of course will depend on where the CCI is coming from as to which channels may be affected, and of course the ducting can be frequency dependant!

Whilst one coverage map shows parts of Hawick not well covered, predictions for your postcode are good by both the BBC and Freeview.
Both of them have issued warnings over the last week or two about reception being affected by the "high pressure" (hmm, as you probably know such ducting doesn't always come with every high pressure!).
Tropo predictions show it's likely to come and go and be quite variable over the coming days. Nowt one can do about it of course!

When you've had the problem recently are the other muxes affected PSB2/D3&4 and COM4/SDN by any chance?

If the HD mux is a persistent problem, you could try tuning UHF C30 for the Hawick relay as it's so close to you, you may get it off a sidelobe!

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